French Gazpacho Recipe

French immersion teacher Suzanne shares with us her "French" gazpacho recipe. Practice your French with this French recipe translated into English, and enjoy a fresh homemade treat! [Read More...]

Le Gigot d’Agneau – French Roasted Leg of Lamb Recipe

Today, we'll take a look at a very traditional French leg of lamb recipe: le gigot d'agneau Pascal. In case you were wondering, let's be clear: "Agneau Pascal" does NOT mean "Some guy named Pascal's recipe for leg of lamb!" but rather the lamb that is traditionally cooked for Easter (called "Pâques") holiday. [Read More...]

Desperately Seeking Turkey

For our first Thanksgiving in France after living 18 years in the US, I was very excited to get some of our English speaking friends together and throw my famous Thanksgiving meal this Saturday (as much as I wish it, today is not a holiday in France :-( [Read More...]

9 French Expressions For To Feel Great

The French language is full of idioms. Some are easy to understand, or translate the same way as in English, others can be quite obscure. Here are nine very common expressions used in French to say to feel great, to be full of energy. [Read More...]

27 Do’s and Dont’s at the French Table

French table etiquette is quite demanding. There are so many rules which determined whether you'll have good manners or be rude, polite or impolite at the French table that I decided to summarize the French dining etiquette into these short bullet lists. [Read More...]

La Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Recipe & Origins

Like in many countries, "la bûche de Noël", the Yule Log is the ultimate French Christmas dessert. It's easy enough to make, you can cover a non-perfect roll with whipped cream, fruits and Xmassy decorations, and it's tasty, especially if you follow this recipe and make a good filling! Kids will love it!! [Read More...]

How to Comment About Food in French

Food is often at the very top of French conversations. The French always comment on their food and at home, a cook always expects many compliments. So today, we'll study how to make positive and negative comments about food. [Read More...]

7 Canadian French Expressions About Maple Syrup

Puisque le Québec est le seul pays francophone qui produit du sirop d’érable, il a développé un vocabulaire spécialisé immense au sujet de l’acériculture (culture et exploitation du sucre d’érable). Le sirop d’érable est souvent appelé le sucre d’érable, ce qui est prononcé : suc’ d’érab’ [Read More...]